Establish a Carpet Stewardship Program

Last updated: Apr 2, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Tom Saviello, Senate 18 - Oxford County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 375

Position:

Opposed.

UPDATE: The work session for this bill is March 29.

UPDATE: The committee unanimously voted this bill Ought Not to Pass. It is dead.

Summary:

This bill provides for the establishment of a new stewardship program in the State for discarded carpet. Under the bill, a producer of carpet, or an organization comprising one or more producers of carpet, submits a plan for the establishment of a carpet stewardship program to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for approval. Once approved, a program operates to provide convenient, free statewide collection opportunities for discarded carpet, and discarded carpet collected through the program is recycled or otherwise responsibly managed. A program is funded through the imposition of a carpet stewardship assessment, subject to review and approval by the commissioner, which is added to the purchase price of all carpet sold in the State.